CK002 Japanese Small Santoku Kitchen Knife Shirogami Steel 160mm – Kawamura Sanjo Yoshimune [$120.00]

BrandSanjo Yoshimune by Kawamura
Knife TypeSantoku
Blade SteelShirogami#1 (Carbon)
HardnessAround 62 HRC
Double beveled edgeFor right and left-hand users
HandleChestnut wood 
Blade Length160mm (6.3inch)
Total Length305mm (12inch)
Weight118grs (4.16oz)
CountryMade in Japan

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It has a rustic beauty, Sanjo Kawamura Carbon steel Santoku knife.

For 50 years, Master Kawamura has manufactured handmade knives in his workshop. His work was broadcast by national TV channel NHK.

Mr. kawamura is currently in his 70s and has no successor, so his knives are expected to become rare in the future.

Forged enough to perform maximum steel quality, and the shape is beautiful as an art. Shirogami carbon steel is not stainless. To avoid oxidation, please wash and dry after use.

  1. Blade  : The edge of carbon steel called Shirogami is integrated in stainless steel. Shirogami is a steel manufactured by Hitachi Metals used for traditional Japanese knives. It is easy to rust, but it is sharp and easier to sharpen than a stainless steel knife.

  2. Handle : Chestnut wood with plastic in classic shape (For use with right hand).


  • Keep clean and dry after use.
  • Do not use for any frozen foods or bones.
  • Not recommend to clean in dishwasher.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5

Stellar service, Yamada-san very attentive with every silly question that I might have, (I know that I am not an easy customer, but it comes that, I am very loyal as well)

Fit and finish from Kawamura-san (Yoshimune shirogami 1) is amazing for what he is doing at his age, great potential for refinement and very unique knife that if you are a true collector don’t miss out!

Felipe Escoda
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I’m happy that I got the Santoku today in perfect condition. I already tested it with various vegetables and boneless chicken meat and the cut is so clean that it shines. I’m now a proud owner of a pair of Kawamura knives and this surely helps me to get to the next level of cooking. Many thanks again for your excellent service and Mr. Kawamura for making these pieces of art.

M. Szavin
Rated 5.0 out of 5

I received the package a moment ago.

I am very happy with the knife. It is a thing of beauty and will bring pleasure when I use it. I now have both your Kawamura knives and that is a nice thing to have. They are very special.

René P.
Rated 5.0 out of 5

My knife has arrived and in a very timely manner. It was in good condition and have found it to be of superior cutting and handling ability. I enjoy using it every chance I get.

Stanley M.